- 2018 Nobel Laureate and the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry
The harder the problem, the more important the problem, the better it is. That has always pushed me to do my best and do things that other people couldn't do."
- Provost; Carl and Shirley Larson Provostial Chair; Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
David A. Tirrell
The continued success of discovery at Caltech relies on our ability to take chances on people whose talent, drive, and creativity have the capacity to change the world."
- Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering
Nobody at Caltech disappears into their disciplinary pigeonhole—you constantly learn what is new in other fields and share what is exciting in your field. It makes for a very stimulating environment."